Research Fields, Keywords

Gerontological Nursing, Dementia, Aggressive Behavior

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  • Aggressive behaviors (ABs) related to dementia among older adults have been associated with increased occupational stress among care workers (CWs) in the US and other Western countries and may contribute to staff turnover. However, few studies related to this issue have been done in Japan. A cross-sectional study was done in order to examine the relationship between CW frequency of exposure to dementia-related ABs and their occupational stress (job burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to resign). One hundred and thirty seven care workers in dementia special care units of 10 nursing homes in Japan were recruited as participants for this study. The major findings were that the relationship between exposure to AB and work outcomes was fully mediated by the appraisal of stress. Findings from this study may be used to develop culturally relevant training and educational interventions targeted at reducing ABs in individuals with dementia and reducing occupational stress from exposure to ABs.

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  • Oregon Health & Science University  School of Nursing  Gerontological Nursing  Doctor's Course  2013.12

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  • Ph.D  Oregon Hea;th & Science University  2013.12

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  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Human Nursing  Professor   2016.07 - Now

  • University of Shiga Prefecture  School of Human Nursing  Department of Human Nursing  Associate Professor   2012.05 - 2016.06

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  • Oregon Health & Sceience University  Doctrate student   2009.09 - 2013.12

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  • Japan Academy of Nursing Education


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  • Aggressive Behavior by Older Adults with Dementia

    Dementia, Aggressive Behavior

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  • Thoughts and Feelings of Older Adults Who Were Living with Their Families: A Qualitative Study

    Mai Yamaguchi, Hiromi Hirata

     Journal of Human Nurisng Studies  (16)   1 - 8  2018.03

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Effects of Millet Amazake on Constipation in Residents of Long-term Care Health Facility

     Journal of Human Nursing Studies  (16)   35 - 40  2018.03

    Joint Work  Joint(The vice charge)

  • Japanese Care Workers' Perception of Dementia-Related Physically and Psychologically Aggressive Behaviour Symptoms

    Hirata, H. & Harvath, T. A.

     International Journal of Older People Nursing    2016.05

    Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

  • The Relationship Between Exposure to Dementia-Related Aggressive Behavior and Occupational Stress Among Japanese Care Workers

    Hiromi Hirata & Theresa A. Harvath

    Slack  Journal of Gerontological Nursing  41 (4)   38 - 46  2015.04

    Joint Work  Joint(The main charge)

  • Translation and Validation of the Japanese Version of the Exposure to Disruptive Behavior Scale

    Hiromi Hirata

     滋賀県立大学人間看護学部人間看護学研究  (13)   93 - 101  2015.03

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  • ALeterature Review of Aggressive Behavior among Older Adults in Japanese Long-term Care Facilities

     25   161 - 169  2012.03

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  • Ageism and Perceptions on Restraint Use among Japanese Undergraduate Nursing Students

    Other   2013.04 - Now